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turn someone or something in (to someone or something)
to submit or refer someone or something to someone or a group, especially in some official capacity. The good citizen turned his neighbor in for watering his lawn during the wrong hours. I turned in the report to the treasurer.
turn in (some place)and turn into (some place)
to walk or steer one's vehicle into a place. Turn into the next service station for some gas. I'll turn in for gas now. She walked down the street and turned into the drugstore.
1. [for something] to fold or point inward. Do my toes turn in too much? The legs of the table turned in at the bottom, giving a quaint appearance to the piece of furniture.
2. [for someone] to go to bed. It's time to turn in. Good night. I want to turn in early tonight.
1. Hand in, give over, as in I turned in my exam and left the room. [c. 1300]
2. Surrender or inform on, especially to the police, as in The shoplifter turned herself in. [1920s]
3. Produce, as in He turned in a consistent performance every day. [Mid-1900s]
4. Go to bed, as in I turned in early last night. [Colloquial; late 1600s]
1. To deliver or submit some assignment or work: I turned my application in before the deadline. That actor turns in a consistent performance every show.
2. To inform on or deliver someone or something to an authority: I turned in the wallet that I found to the police. The criminals turned themselves in.
3. To go to bed: I turned in early last night.
turn inand roll in
in. to go to bed. Well, it’s about time to turn in.